The Heather Blazing: A Novel

The Heather Blazing: A Novel

by Colm Toibin

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Overview

Colm Tóibín’s second “lovely, understated” novel that “proceeds with stately grace” (The Washington Post Book World) about an uncompromising judge whose principles, when brought home to his own family, are tragic.

Eamon Redmond is a judge in Ireland’s high court, a completely legal creature who is just beginning to discover how painfully unconnected he is from other human beings. With effortless fluency, Colm Tóibín reconstructs the history of Eamon’s relationships—with his father, his first “girl,” his wife, and the children who barely know him—and he writes about Eamon’s affection for the Irish coast with such painterly skill that the land itself becomes a character. The result is a novel of stunning power, “seductive and absorbing” (USA Today).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476704500
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 10/30/2012
Edition description: Original
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 543,535
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Colm Tóibín's novel The Master, about the American expatriate writer Henry James, was named one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, and many other periodicals. It won the Los Angeles Times Prize and was short-listed for the Booker Prize. Tóibín is the author of ten novels, including the bestselling Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award, two collections of short stories, and many works of criticism. Tóibín is the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University.

Hometown:

Dublin, Ireland

Date of Birth:

May 30, 1955

Place of Birth:

Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland

Education:

St. Peter's College, Wexford; University College, Dublin, B.A. in English and history

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